Saturday, December 17, 2011
Ta-da....It's a wrap. I have been in Lake Tahoe for the last 2 weeks working on this painting that i was commissioned to do. It is in acrylic and wow what an experience. After getting a few tips on working in acrylic, (new medium for me) and a "Oh you'll be fine!" from fellow artist Marc Nielsen, i decided to take on the challenge. Working this large, the piece is 7 ft tall by 6 ft wide, proved interesting as well. The more i painted the more i really got into it. As another artist Ellen Dittebrandt said, " they are just like pastels except wet", they can be layered over and over creating wonderful vibrancy which is what attracts me to pastels. I was able to create the illusion of moving back into space after the initial "in your face" flowers".
Saturday, December 3, 2011
I am currently in Tahoe on the north shore watching the twilight deepen into a incredible starry night, which happens to be one of my favorite songs ever.......I start a large commission piece, approximately six feet by 7 ft. tomorrow. It will be my largest to date. I am working in acrylic for this due to size constraints with glass, (necessary for pastels.) but i find i am really enjoying "playing" with a different medium.